| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:50 PM
U.S. sanctions against Russia will not solve any political problems.
American history shows that sanctions fail precisely because they don't change political behavior; sanctions against Russia will similarly prove ineffective.
The United States has...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Sheesh, can't Kim Jong Un take a joke?
A video spoof that has gone viral in China depicts North Korea's grand poobah in a range of dancing situations, from being part of a grounds crew at a baseball game to various fighting scenes (often involving...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
North Korea is not amused by the upcoming James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview."
The regime has already condemned the film, which won't open until Oct. 10. Kim Myong-chol, executive director of the Centre for North Korea-U.S. Peace and an...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:40 PM
North Korean President Kim Jong Un is reported to be a major fan of NBA basketball and classic rocker Eric Clapton, but evidently he’s not big on Seth Rogen movies — or at least not ones in which he’s the butt of the joke.
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:50 PM
North Korea has detained another American tourist, bringing to three the number of U.S. citizens being held in the country.
The reclusive state’s Korean Central News Agency said Friday that Jeffrey Edward Fowle entered the country April 29 as a...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:44 AM
North Korea fired more than 100 artillery rounds into South Korean waters as part of a drill on Monday, prompting the South to fire back, officials in Seoul said, but the exercise appeared to be more saber rattling from Pyongyang rather than the start...
| Jun 10, 2014
I think the State Department needs to issue a directive: "If a strong travel warning has been issued regarding a foreign country, the U.S. shall make no effort to free a citizen who may be caught and detained there." ("Tourist from Ohio is detained in...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Nigeria's homegrown, al-Qaeda-linked militant group, Boko Haram, brags openly that it recently kidnapped about 300 young Nigerian girls. It boasts that it will sell them into sexual slavery.
Those terrorists have a long and unapologetic history of...
| May 18, 2014
| 5:47 AM
With uncharacteristic openness, North Korea admitted that an apartment complex under construction in the capital of Pyongyang collapsed last week.
Numbers of dead and injured were not mentioned, but South Korean officials said that as many as 92...
| May 21, 2014
| 7:29 AM
The best time to shoot down a hostile missile is straight after take-off. During this initial "boost phase" it moves more slowly, is easier to spot (because its exhaust plumes are so hot) and presents a bigger target (having not yet ditched its first-...
| May 18, 2014
| 3:06 AM
Yet another urban legend about North Korea bites the dust.
The ex-girlfriend of leader Kim Jong Un, reportedly executed by firing squad last year, turned up apparently alive and well on a state television broadcast Friday night.
Hyon Song Wol, a...